Keltie Ferris @ Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Keltie Ferris, Turn Turn Step Step, 2012, 90 x 80 inches, oil & acrylic on canva
Keltie Ferris, Turn Turn Step Step, 2012, 90 x 80 inches, oil & acrylic on canvas (courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash)

Steven Alexander blogs about an exhibition of new paintings by Keltie Ferris at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, on view through January 12, 2013.

Alexander writes: "Keltie's paintings are built with many layers of intersecting translucent and opaque matrixes in various media, including spray (oil) paint, acrylic and oil pastel, forming fabulous amalgams of color, shape and dynamism. Her process is bold improvisational shape-making, a sort of high pitched cataloguing of impulses, resulting in what amounts to ecstatic bursts of complex consciousness."